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1 B.C. 210
2 Five hundred in Polybius l.c. vi. 7.
3 Polybius gives the same figures, ix. 6 f.
4 Six days for the march is incredible, since the distance is 2600 stadia (325 miles) according to Polybius III. xxxix. 6, or 298 miles in the Antonine Itinerary.
5 Rather the eastern side.
6 Polybius, who had visited the place, gives a fuller description (X. x.), to which Livy is directly or indirectly indebted, reproducing the mistaken orientation of the city. Cf. H. H. Scullard, Scipio Africanus, pp. 289 ff. the city and its brilliant capture must have been fully treated in Plutarch's lost life of Scipio.
7 B.C. 210
8 Polybius' orientation of the bay was correct.
9 Really south, since these points of the compass must be corrected clockwise almost 90 degrees.
10 Making the necessary corrections, S = W, W = N, N = E.
11 Making the necessary corrections, S = W, W = N, N = E.
12 Making the necessary corrections, S = W, W = N, N = E.
13 Explained as caused by winds, not as Polybius, Livy and Appian thought, by tides; for there is no tide on the east coast of Spain. Cf. Scullard, op. cit. pp. 78 f.
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